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Adeleke vows to resolve  Ifon/Ilobu crisis permanently

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has promised to resolve permanently hostilities between Ifon-Orolu and Ilobu communities in the state.


The Governor gave the assurance while on visitation tour of the crisis-prone communities of Ilobu, Erin-Osun, Ifon after a security stakeholders’ peace meeting.

A statement on Saturday by Governor Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, disclosed that leaders of the communities in separate presentation explained their grievances to the Governor.

According to Governor Adeleke, the resolutions and other political strategies already adopted by his administration would tackle the root causes of the clashes, repeating his resolve to deal harshly with those behind the communal unrest.

“I am here to preach peace as a condition for development and better lives for our people. I am here to warn that there is no room for war mongers and sponsors of violence. It is in everybody’s interest for peace to reign permanently in these communities.

“If you don’t know, your needless confrontations are scaring investors away from Osun. Don’t allow yourself to become agents of under-development. Let us jaw-jaw instead of war.

“I charge you all to sheath your swords and embrace dialogue. Instead of blood shedding and destruction of properties, why not join hands to build a prosperous society. Our administration will reinforce and sustain peace at all costs. Join the Imole peace move now”, the Governor said to the cheering applause of community leaders and residents.

Governor Adeleke was accompanied on the tour by the National Vice Chairman of the PDP for the South West zone, Hon Kamar Ajisafe; the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi; the Special Adviser on Transportation, Hon Moshood Yakub among others.

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